ERIC Number: ED038195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Recreation as an Industry. Appalachian Research Report No. 2.
Nathan (Robert R.) Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Resource Planning Associates, Washington, DC.
The role which recreation as an industry can play in economic development of an area -- through creation of jobs, generation of incomes, and stimulation of public and private investment -- is the primary concern of this 1966 study. The document establishes the tourism-recreation industry as being resource-based, with enterprises which are mainly trades and services and which alone can rarely provide a base for a viable economy. However, the tourism industry can provide supplementary benefits to a local economy based on manufacturing, mining, or agriculture. The report examines the direct and indirect economic effects of expenditures arising from tourism recreation, and developmental effects as to the establishment of tourist attractions. The document is appended with an annotated bibliography and with data related to Appalachian multipliers (estimated indirect effects of employment income as it circulates and recirculates). (AN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nathan (Robert R.) Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Resource Planning Associates, Washington, DC.